Gun totin at meetings: Should it be allowed?

Joan Eisenstodt
October 11, 2013
If someone carries a gun and isn't explicitly asked to not carry (if the laws of the jurisdiction of the meeting allow) at a meeting, why would they think to leave it at home? In their hotel room? In their vehicle?

2013 to 2025: What does the future hold? A look at the World Future Society forecast

Joan Eisenstodt
September 18, 2013
Will face to face meetings finally be gone by 2025 or will they exist, inhabited by robots? Will the skills we have now be needed for work outside the meetings/hospitality industry? In what countries will the population be greatest? Who among us will predict our industry's future?

No Women Allowed

Joan Eisenstodt
July 18, 2013
When signs at a venue indicate some are excluded, or meetings are held over holidays of others, are you disregarding best meeting practices?

Who speaks for our industry?

Joan Eisenstodt
July 10, 2013
Meetings and attendance at what are perceived to be boondoggles are under continuous attack by the US Congress, by state and provincial governments, and by co-workers who think traveling is glamorous and staying at a hotel is a perk. "The media" take up the cry especially when it come to "taxpayer dollars" funding a bit of fun at meetings. This while others write about how boring meetings are and how they "dread" attending. It seems we can't win. How do we convey the value of meetings to critics? Who speaks for meetings and their value? Who speaks for our industry?

When hotels eliminate services...

Joan Eisenstodt
June 4, 2013
What do you do when hotels, after site visits and contracting, eliminate services? Does it matter to you if they cut back staff?

Steps to limiting alcohol-related liability: 4 recommendations

Joan Eisenstodt
May 15, 2013
Meeting planners/professionals and our vendor partners often do not question the service of alcohol. We should. Before there are injuries to people and property or there are deaths. And before we are sued.

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